Second grade (Matthew)
In math, he will finish up 3-digit addition & subtraction and then move into measuring. He is eager to finish up Math Mammoth 2B so we can move into Beast Academy’s new level 2, so he’s very focused on math!
He will finish Explode the Code 3.
The big excitement for him this month is that he will finish up print and begin cursive. I haven’t started a child on cursive this young, so I’m a little nervous. But he’s picked up several letters on his own and he has a lot of personal motivation, so we’re going for it.
Fourth grade (Ben)
We’re taking a break from Beast Academy 3D to do a little Math Mammoth. The current topic in BA has been causing a lot of frustration (on his part and mine!!), so we’re switching over to MM for some review, practicing the last Beast unit in a different way, etc. We’ll switch back over to Beast in November.
For reading this month, he’ll read:
The Jungle Book
We’ve gotten off to a slow start with Story of the World/BiblioPlan this year. We’ve just not found a good rhythm to it. So we’ll be doing SoTW chapters 3-7/BiblioPlan Unit 1 (First Writings, Sumerians, Hammurabi).
We’ll do History Pockets Ancient Civilizations #1.
This month we will cover alkali metals and alkaline earth metals through Elemental Science Chemistry for Grammar Stage. The only experiment I have planned is one to show how salt keeps water from freezing. I’d like to add one more.
We are also using Mr. Q’s Chemistry this year. We haven’t started it yet, though, so we will begin it this month as well. It goes pretty quickly, so we should finish the first 3-4 chapters this month.
Eighth grade (Elizabeth)
Linear equations & variables (Ch. 2-3 in Art of Problem Solving Algebra)
We’ll finish off Season 1 of Analytical Grammar this month. We are both enjoying it but it is more time-consuming than I expected. It will be good to be done with it for a few months (we’re on the 2-year track of it).
Diary of Anne Frank will be her only reading book this month.
Her history this month will cover the American Revolution era.
Guest Hollow Kitchen Chemistry has Elizabeth learning about Newton’s Law of cooling, the Mailard reaction and pressure’s effect on boiling & freezing. She’ll be making dried apple chips, invisible ink and molasses gingerbread cake.
I don’t have any on our list to do! We are listening to Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire and should finish that in two weeks. What should we listen to next? Leave me a comment!
Shows & Documentaries
Watch: 5 Shows for your Homeschool
Music We’re Listening To (on Spotify)
And, that’s our October!